Belo from Do Or Die Readies Explosive Debut Album ‘The Truth’

Belo’s debut album
The Truth hits stores October 17th on The Legion Records
label through Asylum/WEA. The album features the smash single
“Exclusive,” reuniting Belo with “Po Pimp”
collaborator Johnny P and producer The Legendary Traxster.  The Truth also includes special
guest appearances from Ric Jilla, Crucial Conflict, Malik Yusef,
OutLaws & much more…


Chicago, IL: Standout member Belo of Do or Die is putting the finishing
touches on his dynamic, debut album THE TRUTH, due to
arrive in stores this October 17th on The Legion Records’
label. Belo has the streets anxiously awaiting his solo
album. He is the first member from Do or Die to release a solo
effort.

“What makes Belo’s project so provoking is that
his style is very unique within the group and within the
industry,” says Rudy Acosta, owner of The Legion
Records. “For him to be the first one of the group to come
out with a solo album, it’s exciting to see the direction
he’s taking. He’s got that smooth, pimp feel, but he
also takes it to the streets. It’s a great
combination.”

During Belo’s career with Do or Die, he was
typically given a verse per song to explain his thoughts and
views. Now, the Chicago rhyme legend is taking advantage of the
extra mic time a solo album provides. Belo’s got a lot he
wants to speak on—that’s why he’s named it The
Truth.

“I picked The Truth because a lot of the
stuff I wanted to express I couldn’t express when I was doing
albums with Do or Die,” Belo explains. “I wanted to
touch on some topics that were real truthful, that were really real,
as to why I call it The Truth. I had never gotten a
chance to touch on my personal spirituality. A lot of people
don’t know that side of me because they hear me rapping
laid-back and smooth. I have done a lot on the streets, but they
don’t know the street side and the stuff that I’ve gone
through in life.”
Belo spits straight street on “Outlaws”
and addresses issues he has with religious misdirection, the terrorist
attacks on America, the war in Iraq and the American government on the
searing “God’s Wrath.” Belo gives fans the
classic Do or Die sound Belo helped define too. One such tune is
sexy lead single “So Exclusive,” which features the
soulful vocals of Johnny P, the sensuous production work of The
Legendary Traxster and showcases Belo rapping about having an
exclusive woman.

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